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Roundup of Parenting articles in the Media

Here is the latest articles on Parenting related issues in the Media over the past week: If you have children that are on their summer holidays, this article is a Must read for any parent from David Coleman:http://t.co/q85E152 Have a safe trip as a Family this Summer:Practical Parenting Tips from Irish Times today:http://t.co/MjukYzx

For super Parenting Tips – read this

Super article in today's Irish Times Health Supplement with some excellent tips Click here:   1224298494254.html New parenting programme from Austrailia offers parents easy tips and skills to parent more effectivelly.  

Should young kids be allowed use Facebook?

We cannot ever fully protect our children but we can tell them the risks and empower them to make good choices. Tell your child that imagine Granny is standing behind you and to never post anything that she would not be happy with; that somehting posted can never ever be taken down if others pass [...]

Top 10 Parenting Tips to survive the Summer Holidays!

The holidays have begun for many this weekend and what can we do to ensure it's a happy time within the family? Here are my 10 ten parenting tips: Decide to do what you need to do to be in a 'good place' to parent well and do it.This usually means being in touch with [...]

Interesting Parenting Articles in the media this week

Here is a line up of the interesting Parenting articles I have found in the Media this week: Need some family/parenting support? Practical Parenting can help or listing of Family Therapists in the Irish Times:http://alturl.com/ik6p4 After Separation - making contact with Dad: Interesting article in todays Health Supplement in the Irish Times: http://alturl.com/vvxkt Trying to get [...]

Line up of Parenting articles in the media this week

Here are the interesting Parenting related articles that featured in the Media over the past week Trying to get pregnant? Maybe reconsider that cappucino.. Independent Newspaper article on caffene and fertilityhttp://alturl.com/xvzta Carla Bruni pregnant at 43? Interesting article on pregnancy in older women: Independent Newspaper: http://alturl.com/o2m8v Looking for a Summer Camp this Summer for your children? [...]

Positive Relationships in the Family

The first of 5 Superb short dvd's on how to build Positive Relationships in the family - and guess what: It starts with you! http://alturl.com/hjmxm  

Top 10 Tips for Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting A different kind of parenting that teaches responsibility, builds self-esteem and ensures they feel loved. The following ten tips will help you use methods that have been proven to provide children with a sense of well-being and security. 1 - 1 on 1 time Your child's self-esteem is greatly influenced by the quality [...]

Teenagers – it’s a phase!

Do you feel a little unsupported around the house? Having got up and finding I had to not only unload the dishwasher, clean the counters and the hob, Hoover most of the house and wash the floors, I dared to say to my daughters that I felt it was unfair that I was doing all [...]

Sandwich technique (on Desperate Housewives this week!)

Tell your children/partner what they have done that's right and they will do more of it Positive Parenting Say something positive, say what you need from that person, & end on a positive note. For example: 'You're always so responsible round the kitchen, I just need you to X, when you finish what you are [...]